Christmas Drama of Modern Era

Dramatic Christmas Movies of the Modern Era. Be sure to check out my other Christmas lists.
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1.
Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999 TV Movie)
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A believable telling of the life of Mary, the chosen by God, mother of Christ. The story follows Mary before conception... (88 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
 
2.
The Nativity Story (2006)
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A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. (101 mins.)
 
3.
The Christmas Shoes (2002 TV Movie)
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A young boy tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for his dying mother, while a lawyer tries to deal with the break-up of his marriage. (100 mins.)
Director: Andy Wolk
“ 1 of 3 in Holiday Triple Feature ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
4.
The Christmas Blessing (2005 TV Movie)
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A young doctor encounters romance and deals with his past when he returns to his hometown during the holidays. (96 mins.)
Director: Karen Arthur
“ 2 of 3 in Holiday Triple Feature ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
5.
The Christmas Hope (2009 TV Movie)
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When lives intertwine during Christmas, hope is the only unifying gift. After suffering a personal tragedy, a social worker throws herself into finding homes for children in need. (90 mins.)
Director: Norma Bailey
“ 3 of 3 in Holiday Triple Feature ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
6.
Prancer (1989)
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A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding. (103 mins.)
Director: John Hancock
“ Family Drama mixed with Fantasy. ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
7.
Prancer Returns (2001 Video)
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Preteen brothers from a broken marriage live with their mother, Denise, in a rural town. Ryan, the cheeky elder boy... (91 mins.)
Director: Joshua Butler
“ Family Drama mixed with Fantasy. ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
8.
Blizzard (2003)
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A young girl's aunt tells her the tale of a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer. (93 mins.)
Director: LeVar Burton
“ Another reindeer movie. ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
9.
Mary Christmas (2002 TV Movie)
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When a nine year old girl writes a letter to Santa Claus asking for a mommy, a television station news... (100 mins.)
“ Nice family drama with some romance. ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
10.
Noel (2004)
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Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle. (96 mins.)
“ Pretty dramatic. ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
11.
Christmas Child (2004)
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A life-sized nativity leads a man to learn about his past and lost family. (96 mins.)
“ Double Feature with A Time to Remember ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
12.
A Time to Remember (2003 TV Movie)
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An artist and single mother returns to her childhood home to patch things up with her mother who has Alzheimers disease. (88 mins.)
Director: John Putch
“ Double Feature with Christmas Child
This is actually more about Thanksgiving. ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
13.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
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A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing. (114 mins.)
Director: Les Mayfield
“ This is the modernized version. Watching it once was enough for me. I missed specific scenes from the original. ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
14.
Angel in the Family (2004 TV Movie)
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An ailing widowed father and his two estranged daughters experience a miracle when their late matriarch returns to spend Christmas with them. (120 mins.)
“ Part of a Holiday 4 Film Collector's Set ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
15.
What I Did for Love (2006 TV Movie)
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Call him a city slicker. Call him a tenderfoot. But don't call him a member of the family--yet. Rising L.A...
Director: Mark Griffiths
“ Part of a Holiday 4 Film Collector's Set ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
16.
A Christmas Visitor (2002 TV Movie)
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A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The... (100 mins.)
“ Part of a Holiday 4 Film Collector's Set ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
17.
Silent Night (2002 TV Movie)
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Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front... (100 mins.)
Director: Rodney Gibbons
“ Part of a Holiday 4 Film Collector's Set ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
18.
Borrowed Hearts (1997 TV Movie)
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Kathleen's a hard-working single mother, who's saving to buy a house for herself and her daughter, Zoe... (91 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
“ Part of another Holiday 4 Film Collector's Set
One in the set is part of comedy list.
This movie also has romance. ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
19.
A Hobo's Christmas (1987 TV Movie)
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An old hobo finds the family he walked out on 20 years before. (100 mins.)
Director: Will Mackenzie
“ Part of another Holiday 4 Film Collector's Set
One in the set is part of comedy list. ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
20.
The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002 TV Movie)
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A.C. Gilbert figures out a way to keep Christmas alive after the war threatens to take it away in his name. (100 mins.)
“ Part of another Holiday 4 Film Collector's Set
One in the set is part of comedy list.
This is actually a biography. ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
21.
The Ultimate Gift (2006)
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A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be. (114 mins.)
“ Not a pure Christmas movie ...
but has Thanksgiving and Christmas in it. ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy